Do Not Disturb While Driving Day

October 17, 2024, will be the third annual National Do Not Disturb While Driving Day (DNDWD). This day draws attention to a life-saving feature that is already integrated into every smartphone. Do Not Disturb While Driving settings block calls, texts and other notifications while you’re driving, and help keep you focused on the road ahead.

Our goal is to encourage individuals to turn on their phone’s DNDWD feature. We also encourage employers to implement policies that will ensure their employees are distraction-free while driving on business.

You have a choice! Show you care about the lives of your friends, family members and even strangers. Choose to stay safe by turning on your phone’s Do Not Disturb function and tell others to do the same. Join our movement and spread the word: enabling a simple setting on your phone could save your life.

Officially, distracted driving claimed 3,522 lives in 2021. An estimated 362,000 people were injured in crashes involving distracted drivers in 2021.

The true toll of distracted driving is surely much larger.

A recent government study estimates that distraction was involved in 29% of all crashes in 2019, resulting in 10,546 fatalities, 1.3 million nonfa­tal injuries, and $98.2 billion in economic costs.

Do Not Disturb While Driving automatically silences and prevents incoming notifications from appearing on screen when a mobile phone connects to a vehicle or if it senses vehicle movement. These setting are available on Apple, Android and Pixel phones.

While DNDWD settings can help keep drivers focused, research has found that few drivers have the feature set to automatically engage while driving.

Get involved!

Share information about DNDWD technology within your organization and with partners

Issue a press release announcing your organization’s participation in National DNDWD Day (Click here to download a customizable press release)

Share DNDWD Day social media graphics (see below)

Use the hashtags #FocusOn and #DNDWD23 on social media

Write opinion editorials for your local newspapers supporting the importance of tackling distracted driving

Talk to family and friends about DNDWD settings

Ask local government to issue proclamations to recognize the day (Click here to download a customizable proclamation)

Do Not Disturb While Driving Day is October 17, 2024








Social Media Graphics and Media Kit

Download the full media kit here: DNDWD Day 2023 Media Kit

2023 Do Not Disturb While Driving Day Partners

American Property and Casualty Insurance Association

Georgia House of Representatives

National Sheriffs Association

National Transportation Safety Board

National Safety Council




The Kiefer Foundation

Advocates for highway and Auto Safety

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety


Governors Highway Safety Association

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Traffic Injury Research Foundation

Yale University

Alliance for Automotive Innovation

American Trucking Associations

State Farm

Auto Club Of Missouri

Automobile Club of Southern California

Advanced Driver Training Services

CAN-AM Solutions

Cambridge Mobile Telematics

Gweedo Foundation


Just Drive, Inc.

NoCell Technologies

Oklahoma Challenge


Teens in the Driver Seat

Delaware Office of Highway Safety

Seeing Machines

Students Against Destructive Decisions

Travelers Institute

Lutzie 43

United Power

Missourians for Responsible Transportation

Light Source BP

National Volunteer Fire Council

Emergency Responders Safety Institute

St. Paul Catholic High School

Stafford County Public Schools

Corilion Clinic

Nottoway High School


Colonial Webb

Essex County Public Schools

Brooke Pointe High School

Cox High School

BMW North America

VCU Health

City of Alexandria, Virginia

James City County Police Department

Motor Muses

Northampton County Sheriff Office

Text Later Live Longer

Virginia State Police

Nuvo Solutions

Virginia Department of Labor and Industry

Loudon County Sheriff's Office

Fort Defiance High School

Colonial Forge High School

Slurry Pavers, Inc.


Crime Commission

Christopher King Foundation

Western Virginia Water Authority

Power Design

Philadelphia Electric Company

Cumberland Valley Vol Firefighters Assn

Impact Teen Drivers